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Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnia malabarica malabarica)

Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnia malabarica malabarica), Mudumalai, India


The Chestnut-tailed Starling or Grey-headed Myna (Sturnia malabarica) is a member of the starling family of perching birds. It is a resident or partially migratory species found in wooded habitats in India and Southeast Asia. The species name is after the distribution of a former subspecies in the Malabar region. This resident population has a white head and is often treated as a full species, the Malabar Starling (Sturnia blythii).


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Taken on February 5, 2014